Cable News Ratings for Thursday, October 4, 2012

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October 5th, 2012



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, October 4, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,819            454            816
CNN         472            161            220
MSNBC         644            224            307
CNBC         166             41             88
FBN           80             18             40
HLN         167             62             83
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       3,823            830         1,603
CNN         625            206            290
MSNBC       1,206            421            613
CNBC         171             61            102
FBN         119             43             76
HLN         247             78            102
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,741            488            880
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         429            151            192
MSNBC Morning Joe         576            244            320
CNBC Squawk Box         135             26             69
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         235            117            137
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,310            538            987
CNN SITUATION ROOM         624            181            233
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,075            323            424
CNBC FAST MONEY         164             21             79
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         119             50             54
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,590            537         1,081
CNN SITUATION ROOM         482            141            193
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,044            306            469
CNBC MAD MONEY         164             44             81
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         135             47             66
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       2,243            492            943
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         500            191            262
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,109            335            514
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         216             31             72
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         224             78             86
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       4,280            911         1,737
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         645            223            279
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,135            354            566
CNBC MOB MONEY         144             49             88
HLN NANCY GRACE         308             78            119
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       3,908            851         1,633
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         598            165            246
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,286            518            682
CNBC CRIME INC: ART FOR TAKING         162             44             82
HLN DR. DREW         266             90            115
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       3,248            723         1,432
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         631            229            345
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,193            389            589
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         207             90            136
HLN NANCY GRACE         168             65             71
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,756            496            885
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         376            150            199
MSNBC ED SHOW         683            253            310
CNBC MAD MONEY         126             73             90
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         180             44             87

For other days cable news ratings click here.

P2+ = viewers over the age of 2

(25-54) = Adults 25-54 viewing

(35-64) = Adults 35-64 viewing

Prime Time = 8-11pm

LIVE+SD: The number that watched a program either while it was broadcast OR watched via DVR on the same day [through 3AM the next day] the program was broadcast. For more information see Numbers 101.

Scratch = when a show's audience fails to meet minimum Nielsen reporting levels. For more information go here.

Nielsen Cable Network Coverage Estimates (as of July, 2012)

CNN/HLN: 99.727 million HHs

CNBC: 97.497 million HHs

FNC: 97.981 million HHs

MSNBC: 95.526 million HHs

Fox Business: 68.407 million HHs

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Lamby25

    Romney’s debate bump will get wiped cleaned by unemployment going down… Romney can’t catch a break lol… 8% talking point by the GOP just got smached

  • 1nancy2

    James, Hi, great to see you here, once again!
    Repubs. told us to “Get over it”, when K, Harris and Jeb did their little act in FL for W. in 2000, then, Kenny Boy Blackwell in OH, whirled the magic buttons for W. again in ’04. So….Here is hoping that the polls will be 4 or more points for O. b/cause repubs. will steal the election in ’12, if there is only a two point difference b/tween the two. Block the Vote, throw valid voters off, jimmy the machines, lie steal, whatever it takes. Look at the company that was messing around in the key states that repubs. had to fire last week. Oh, I see, caught stealing, right? I’m sure repubs will find another shifty company to register repub. voters and throw away Dem registration forms. It is just the way this operate and, I will add, are quite good at it too! Let’s see who is the best at getting out the vote.

  • d.d.

    James , don’t be a weenie .

    FactCheck :

    I’s a false claim that 8 million jobs were lost during the Bush administration. To the contrary, there was a net gain of 1 million jobs under President George W. Bush

    FactCheck :

    If one looks at all jobs (including government jobs) over the entirety of Obama’s time in office — as the Obama campaign does when it looks at Romney’s record as governor — there has been a net loss of jobs.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Again you are crowing about 7.8%. Do worry Lamby25 there is another debate in two weeks. The Prez. in the empty suit the gift that keeps on giving.

  • Jeff

    The country had great news today!! Not because of conspiracies, rather because we are America. President Obama killed the GOP’s main talking point. YES!! With a record number of filibusters in the Senate and the most useless GOP controlled House in history, President Obama and his economic polices have brought the unemployment rate below 8%, created over 5million jobs. These measurements have been used for decades, to CRY foul now about the agencies now that report these numbers is just ridiculous and pure desperation.(trust me I love hearing it the conspiracy theories)

    I love good news for America, too bad lately the radical right Republicans prefers the economic traitors they elected and encourage our global enemies by divisive foreign policy views just for political gain.
    Paid $5.96 for gas,OUCH! I did not fill up!! I will wait as the news reports gas prices are on their way down.

  • Sharon

    Unemployment is at about 14% for black people, 11.5% among Hispanics, Obama throw black people food stamp and welfare. And Hispanics fake immigration power grab. These two groups both got bones an d no meat and they are quite satisfied. Hispanics took the bait. It worked

  • Ratboy

    Another question from the old guy
    When did thy stop teaching political science or civics or government as a mandatory portion of high school?

  • Jeff

    @James don’t let these GOP righties discourage you from commenting. They think strength in numbers and bullying is the way to silence opposition. Geezz Louiezz! consider they get ALL their “facts” from Fox Drudge Mediate NewsBusters and their prophet Rush Limbaugh(the leader of their party). So with that said, it’s not worth going into too much dialog because they only react along side of what’s happening on Fox News. So if Fox says 7.8% unemployment is bad, then there’s no point, nothing gets into the bubble.

    Example: Big Bird is bad!!!!!!and needs to be fired!!!!!!!! look at all the attention the righty has given to Big Bird since Willard mentioned BB at the debate.

  • Ratboy

    Apple’s to apple’s………11.1% unemployment!!!! Nuff said!

  • Jeff

    Other than your posting more false numbers Sharon about black people over and over again regarding food stamps unemployment etc. BTW (there are more white people getting food stamps than black people) perhaps you post some links that back up your claims. Good luck!

  • Ratboy

    New HUGE issue as seen by the left!! First and foremost! They are all talking about it! Obama talks about it in every speech now!…………………….BIGBIRD!!!!!

  • Erick

    It’s too bad that millions of people have stopped looking for a job and our out of the workforce, gives the an illusion of lowering unemployment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 456,000 people left the workforce in September alone, your 7.8% figure has very little depth. http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

  • Letmethink

    Table 10. Food Stamp Recipiency by Race and Ethnicity, United States, 2000
    ???????Race Ethnicity
    Samoan Guamian Hawaiian
    Vietnamese Korean Japanese Filipino Chinese Indian
    Native American
    White Hispanic Total
    Count Percent Count Percent Count Percent Count Percent Count Percent Count Percent Count Percent Count Percent Count Percent
    Percent Count Percent
    Food Stamp Recipiency
    Yes No
    6 27 18.2% 81.8% 3 27 10.0% 90.0% 6 78 7.1% 92.9% 35 327 9.7% 90.3% 9 379 2.3% 97.7% 10 605 1.6% 98.4% 25 697 3.5% 96.5% 26 1120 2.3% 97.7% 11 741 1.5% 98.5%
    127 870
    12.7% 87.3% 2075 11495 15.3% 84.7%
    Food Stamp percentage by race
    33 100.0% 30 100.0% 84 100.0% 362 100.0% 388 100.0% 615 100.0% 722 100.0% 1146 100.0% 752 100.0%
    100.0% 13570 100.0%
    ?????????124384 100.0% 9919 100.0% 148841 Percent ? ? 5.1% ? ? 94.9% ? ? 100.0%
    Count Percent Count Percent Count
    4633 119751 3.7% 96.3% 1056 8863
    10.6% 89.4% 7620 141221
    ???Source: Census Supplementary Survey PUMS Data Set

  • James

    @d.d. lol Bush created a total of 1 millon jobs in his full eight years in office ..WOW
    Obama created created 5.2 million jobs in just 3 and a half years of his first term

  • Sharon

    Unemployment at 7.8% Obama was thrown a lifeline by these so call jobs people. Talk to the millions of people who are still looking for work, under employed are working part time. Talk to the people who lost their homes and the fake jobs number does nothing to help. Talk to those of us who are working but find it hard to survive . High gas prices, food, electricity, insurance, taxes, you name it. Give me a break

  • Erick

    Also, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 6.5 million people in the workforce now, 456,000 people left the workforce in September alone, simple math would show this means that the amount of people in the workforce decreased by around 7% in just September, more than enough to account for the apparent drop in unemployment from 8.1% in August to 7.8% in September, not good for Obama.

  • James

    Oh btw d
    D clinton created 25 million jobs in his full eight years in office

  • Sharon

    Jeff. Did not say how many black versus white people are on food stamp. Talking from where I am sitting , a lot of black people I know find it more acceptable to be on food stamp, more so since Obama took office. They prefer to be on government assistance get free Obama phone and free housing rather than working . Don’t argue with what I live every day. By the way I work many jobs to support my family. Hate to take care of every body and their children. Have 3 biological children and adopt 2 . Taking care of them without government assistant.

  • Ratboy

    SELECTIVE reading by James again. NET, do you know what NET means? Bush a Moulin Net gain, Obama a NEGATIVE NET gain!!!!!!!!

  • Ratboy

    Million not Moulin

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